Archive for category International Neuroethics Society
JOIN US FOR FOOD AND DRINK BY THE HARBOR (each person will be responsible for his/her bill)
Catch up with old friends and collaborators and make new ones along the way!
• Date: Friday, November 11, 2016
• Time: 7:30pm until 9:30pm
• Location: Sally’s Fish House and Bar. One Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101. Phone: 619 358 6740
• Sally’s is 0.7 mile (15-min walk) from the Westin Gaslamp (where the poster session will be held)
Please RSVP to Karen Rommelfanger (email@example.com) by Tuesday, November 1st at 5pm EST.
It’s Complicated: Molly Crocket and Patricia Churchland Discuss the Future of the Neuroscience of Morality
This blog post written by Julia Haas was originally featured on The Neuroethics Blog.
Last month, as a recipient of the Emory Neuroethics Program Neuroethics Travel Award, I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. The conference brought together leading neuroethics scholars from around the world and focused on the themes of moral enhancement, disorders of consciousness, and the role of neuroscience in the courtroom. (The conference was structured around three star-studded panels. For a full program, please visit here. For full videos of the panels, please visit here.) There were also five oral presentations and a poster session. As part of the event, I exhibited a poster entitled “Revising Weakness of Will: A Reply to Neil Levy,” where I challenged Levy’s use of the theory of ego depletion as an explanation of weakness of will and provided an alternate, neurocomputational account.
|Presenting my poster at INS.
Photo credit: Karen Rommelfanger
As a philosopher interested in the intersection of the computational neurosciences and morality, “The Science and Ethics of Moral Enhancement” session was a particularly enlightening one for me. It brought together three leading women neuroethics scholars, Barbara Sahakian (as Moderator), Molly Crockett, and Patricia Churchland, as well as neuroethicist Julian Savulescu of the Oxford University Center for Neuroethics. It was a remarkable conversation. Throughout their discussions and even in the question period that followed, I was struck by how clearheaded the panelists were about the challenges facing the field. At the same time, and despite their very different perspectives, they evidently shared a real optimism about the future of this area of research. As the session moderator, neuroscientist and neuroethicist Barbara Sahakian of Cambridge University set the tone by explaining that the panelists would tackle, “the science of what’s possible now,” but also look at “what we may be able to do in the future.”
JOIN US FOR DINNER AND DRINKS after INS on Friday, Oct 12 @ 530pm!
Our first meeting will happen immediately after the International Neuroethics Society meeting on Friday (~5:30pm) at the Palace Café, which is 0.1 miles from the INS venue at 605 Canal Street, between Chartres and Royal Streets (see map below for directions from INS). *each person will be responsible for his/her bill*
Please RSVP to Karen Rommelfanger (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tues, Oct 9th at 5pm EST.